Troy Passingham helps Rams to win over Golden Gaels

Troy Passingham made 50 saves on 52 shots to help the Rams defeats the Golden Gaels Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Courtesy Alex D'Addese

Troy Passingham made 50 saves on 52 shots to help the Rams defeat the Golden Gaels Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (Courtesy Alex D’Addese)

Queen’s University fired 52 shots at Ryerson goaltender Troy Passingham, but it wasn’t enough as the Rams squeaked out a 3-2 victory over the Golden Gaels Friday night.

Both netminders saw a lot of rubber, but stood tall throughout the match.

Passingham made a career-high 50 saves for the win, while Gaels goaltender Kevin Bailie had an impressive game of his own, stopping 37 of Ryerson’s 40 shots.

Passingham said the Golden Gaels executed their strategy well, but the Rams managed to keep them at bay.

“Queen’s plan was to shoot a lot, but I just kept fighting traffic, making the saves, and my defence would clear the rebounds,” said Passingham.

Ryerson got off to a quick start, with Victor Terreri scoring just 6:58 into the first period to give the Rams a 1-0 lead. Queen’s quickly countered with a power play tally at 9:32 of the opening frame.

However, the Rams answered. With goals from Lucas Froese at the end of the first period and Domenic Alberga in the second period, Ryerson took a 3-1 lead to the third.

Queen’s mounted a mini comeback, cutting Ryerson’s lead to one with 7:43 left in the third period. But time ran out on the Gaels as the Rams hung on, winning their third straight game and improving to 8-3-1 on the season.

Ryerson heads to “La Belle Province” next Friday to take on the McGill Redmen (8-3-0).

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